One of the most important things that I learned in high school was to follow your passions. High school is a lot of the same, almost everyone is in the same classes and does the same things on the weekends. That's the thing about high school, you can find what you like because you take so many different classes but unless you put in the effort it is difficult to do anything with that passion. That is why I am so thankful I was able to discover my own ways to work on and share my passions when in high school. And that is what I am going to be sharing with all of you today. Five ways, outside of school, that you can follow your passions, whether you love singing, art, or video games.
1. Find a summer program: This is a great way to spend a lot of time doing what you love, and they are available in almost every subject area. I suggest checking out Summer Discovery or looking for a program at a local college.
2. Start a blog: I didn't have any idea how to pursue my interest in fashion until I found the blogging world. I love having a place to share my outfits and shopping addiction. Plus it is a free way to share any topic you love as well as connect with others who love it!
3. Read books: This speaks for itself. Raid the library and find books that inspire you. It's a simple and ease way to learn more about a topic that you love.
4. Join a club or community: Find people like you to talk to and learn from. It can be an online community or a local club or group. Just do a quick google search and I'm sure you'll be available to find a group of people with common interests to you!
5. Share it with others: Offer to teach your friend about the subject or discuss it at dinner with your family. If you love it, the people you care about will love hearing you talk about it.
I hope this helps you to find a way to follow your passion this upcoming school year or right now! Now I want to just share one of my passions with all of you. I love politics like really love it, and I really wanted to find a way to share my love and knowledge of it. As a result, I decided to take my own advice and to start a blog. I didn't want to bring politics into this blog as it doesn't really fit, so I decided to start a completely separate blog. It is called The Politics Girl and I would love if you would check it out! It is not perfect yet, but I just could not wait to share it and start posting on it. You can read more about my mission for the website in my first post, but the goal is to give you the bare bone facts that will allow you to form your own beliefs and inspire you to cast a vote that matters to you. I have a new post up today all about National Conventions. With the Republican National Convention coming up on Monday it is a great read to get you informed about the upcoming political events and what will result from the conventions!
I hope you all have a great weekend!